Rise of the Dark Realms


Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2014 (M14) Mythic Rare

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Rise of the Dark Realms


Put all creature cards from all graveyards onto the battlefield under your control.

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Rise of the Dark Realms Discussion

5c0r910n on Kill that for me

2 days ago

might wanna consider the Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood combo as a another win con, as both are very powerful on their own. Also Exquisite Blood and Aetherflux Reservoir is another win con. I also suggest Serra Ascendant and Ajani's Pridemate, as they are very strong in decks like your that maintain a high life total. Also because your very invested is killing everything, I suggest grabbing Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves, as alot of decks have removal for the same reason, except everything but your stuff is already dead. To get around the boots on your opponent's side, try running Arcane Lighthouse. Also another good finisher is Rise of the Dark Realms, although it could be not very good since most people will still have their board wipes, for most threats are dead. Painful Quandary will help you keep a lock on the game. ooo and Grave Betrayal shouldn't require any explanation.


1 month ago

Do you plan on using a lot of rogue creatures? If you do, Coat of Arms is nice. I think you should try more discard and mill mechanics (Keening Stone, Altar of the Brood Mind Grind and others), "wheel" effects are nice because they do both (I'll link my Nekusar deck at the end, there are a lot of wheels listed there.

You need some cards to get value of the discards and mills and I recommend using Consuming Aberration and Lazav, Dimir Mastermind.

There are A LOT of protection cards in GRIXIS like Imprisoned in the Moon, Damnation, Propaganda, No Mercy, Hero's Downfall, Cyclonic Rift and an inffinity of "counterspells".

You should also run some "reanimation" effects (Animate Dead, Rise of the Dark Realms i.e.).

For combos, Bloodchief Ascension + Mindcrank goes inffinity and is funny.

For last, thats my Nekusar list: Nekusar, the Friendship Destroyer

griffstick on Merfolk

1 month ago

The first thing I noticed is that there isn't a good mana base for 3 colors where only 2 spells have black in its cost. If I was you I would get all the nonbasic lands in those colors but focus on making g sure that every nonbasic land produces at least blue or green in its cost since 95% of the time it's a blue or green spell.

OK so I like your CMDR choice but if you are gonna splash black you should use some of blacks best spells. Whip of Erebos, Rise of the Dark Realms, Necropolis Regent and Dictate of Erebos

elgosu1337 on Garna Creature Eggs!

1 month ago

Purphoros, God of the Forge and Impact Tremors could do a lot of damage while you sacrifice and recur creatures. Something like Mindslicer or Sire Of Insanity would hurt your opponents whereas you could return all those discarded creatures to your hand. You could also use Balthor the Defiled and Rise of the Dark Realms for recursion. Semblance Anvil could make your creatures even cheaper, especially if you drop a few of the cyclers for artifact creatures. Helm of the Host seems expensive for the effect. Rakdos Signet would be better than Charcoal Diamond.

griffstick on Is there a Place in ...

1 month ago

Yes I've built it several times. It's fun. But you need lots of mana for it to be fun. It's a tier 3 CMDR at best. You'll need lots of good ramp. Like mana doublers. Caged Sun, and Extraplanar Lens. You need to focus on what black does best when considering mana ramp. Cabal Coffers, Magus of the Coffers, Nirkana Revenant, and Crypt Ghast. utilize the fact that you'll be mono black so cards like. Nightmare Lash, Lashwrithe, and Strata Scythe. You need big finishers that use big mana. Exsanguinate, and Torment of Hailfire. You'll want to try to have a few ways to stay in control early. Royal Assassin creatures, and some deathtouch creatures. You'll be killing selected creatures so Mimic Vat it good here. You want to make your CMDR more effective, so you'll want Illusionist's Bracers, and Rings of Brighthearth to copy Kalitas's effect throw in Basalt Monolith to make infinite colorless mana when paired up with the Rings of Brighthearth. You'll want to have Grave Betrayal as well this pairs up well with Kalitas. You are gonna need Command Beacon because if and when Kalitas dies. It will be hard recasting her after she dies 1 or 2 times. And you can do a reanimation theme as well where you can pick from graves at will with cards like Animate Dead, Rise from the Grave, Rise of the Dark Realms, and Fated Return. You'll need your basic edh packages. The Worn Powerstone, Sol Ring, Thran Dynamo, Burnished Hart, Gilded Lotus ramp package. About 4 board wipes. Decree of Pain, Archfiend of Depravity, Black Sun's Zenith, Mutilate. You'll need some other targeted removal and control. Withering Boon to stop etb effects that might threaten you, Imp's Mischief to redirect targeted spells. Sadistic Sacrament for the combo decks. And Praetor's Grasp for the same, or use it to grab a mana rock. Then throw in some strong combos that mono black does well. Mindcrank + Bloodchief Ascension or Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond. Along with a few other good ones. And some one shot heavy hitters. Like Sorin Markov, Tree of Perdition, and Blood Tribute. Follow the guidelines and you'll have a solid deck.

tiagompm on The Scarab and the Forty Thieves

1 month ago

Maizena I think in Rise of the Dark Realms... Everething for me...

rwking082 on The Witch-King of Angmar

1 month ago

I love it! Lazav, Dimir Mastermind is one of my favorite commanders. Add to it the Witch-King theme and I'm sold.

I'd recommend Duskmantle Guildmage to make your Mindcrank plus Bloodchief Ascension combo slightly more reliable and add a little toolbox to your deck.

Traumatize and Fraying Sanity is a scary combo and is a win condition (well, a kill condition) if your opponent has an even number of cards in their deck when you cast it.

Rise of the Dark Realms is a great finisher, especially if you're milling a lot.

Telemin Performance might serve your deck well. Mill them and steal a creature all in one spell! It's particularly amusing against decks with few to no creatures.

I've never been a fan of Codex Shredder and Ghoulcaller's Bell. They don't draw any hate largely because they only mill one at a time. You can get a card in a graveyard per turn (or a few more with Ghoulcaller's Bell), but you could get a little more bang for your buck with something else.

Here's my take on Lazav: Your Cards Are Trash. It's mill-themed and does a surprisingly good job of it. I can usually mill one opponent out per game and can win with what I steal and copy. Take a look and harvest it for some cards and ideas.

Kaneki___Ken on Grimgrin's Zombie Squad

1 month ago

Hey this is justdisappointed from over on reddit.

I like the deck a lot, but gotta ask, why no Rise of the Dark Realms? It seems like it would be a shoe in in this sorta deck. I currently don't own one or else I'd put it in my list.

Another good card would be Vanquisher's Banner, from Ixalan. Following this tribal theme I think Lich Lord of Unx would be a shoe in for this deck.

And I know it's alot, but The Scarab God is just amazing in any sort of zombie deck.

Havengul Lich: is the final card I can recommend off the top of my head. It's just so good in any deck running U/B, and its a zombie no less.

Hopefully some of these help!

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